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One Billion Rising
posted Sep 24, 2012
- Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.
In Prayer and Protest: The Fight for Troy Davis
by Scott Langleyposted Sep 21, 2012
- The story in photos: One year ago, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. See the remarkable photos from his final days, from the perspective of his family, friends, and supporters.
Mexico’s Burgeoning Peace Movement Heads North
by Paul Imisonposted Aug 10, 2012
- What would happen if Mexican survivors of the “War on Drugs” reached out to work with Americans who have weathered its violence, too? Poet Javier Sicilia and his U.S.-bound Peace Caravan are about to find out.
Eve Ensler: Freedom Starts With a “V”
by Madeline Ostranderposted Aug 09, 2012
- The “Vagina Monologues” author on why knowing your body can shake up the world.
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia Roweposted Jun 05, 2012
- Do corporations have an obligation to help the poor in their communities? These unconventional occupiers think so.
“You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day”
by Rasha Hamidposted May 07, 2012
- In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Rasha Hamid pondered that question, and wrote this poem to her son Jibreel.
In Japan, a Mothers’ Movement Against Nuclear Power
by Heidi Hutnerposted Apr 25, 2012
- The Fukushima disaster has brought a powerful new demographic to Japan’s anti-nuclear movement: mothers.
Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong
by Heidi Bruceposted Apr 12, 2012
- The historian has helped world religions unite behind a single principle. But can a worldwide charter for compassion become more than just a nice idea?
A Dakota Way of Life
by Kris Kolbposted Apr 06, 2012
- Diane Wilson’s new book asks, how do you raise beloved children and break the cycle of self-destruction in native communities?
Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence
by Sarah van Gelderposted Mar 27, 2012
- What can be done to stop needless violence like the killing of Trayvon Martin?
In Sendai, A Tough Year of New Priorities
by Anne Thomasposted Mar 10, 2012
- One year after the Japan earthquake and tsunami, a Sendai teacher finds hope and gratitude in reconstruction.
Let It Not Happen Again
by Clarence Moriwakiposted Feb 17, 2012
- Reflections on the 70th anniversary of Japanese American incarcerations.
James Bell: Real Justice for Youth
by Lindsay Kuceraposted Feb 01, 2012
- More than 70 percent of incarcerated kids are minorities. This advocate wanted to find out why.
After the Quake: Haiti's Slow Road to Healing
by Rachel Harmonposted Jan 13, 2012
- Photo Essay: Two years later, poverty, corruption, and health crises persist. But so does hope.
Lucas Benitez: Dignity in the Fields
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Jan 03, 2012
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: In the tomato fields of Florida, fighting for our most exploited farm workers.